Crafting a Ruby on Rails Course for Developers

Great engineers never stop learning. They read articles, skim blogs, attend conferences, join meet-ups, and take classes. Software education in the classroom is a thriving industry and the courses for Ruby-on-Rails vary greatly in structure and curriculum. Strong opinions about the value of such classes have been heatedly expressed by NYC.rb members and we're eager to continue a constructive conversation during the meetup. In this talk, we will share our experience building a Ruby-On-Rails for Developers course, and go over the lessons learned when delivering this material to a class of 15 students of GeneralAssembly. We'll conclude with a few demos of student projects and a collaborative discussion of what this curriculum should include in the future. 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    (I misread what the course was about, and thought it was without the word "Crafting")
    It was interesting, and showed me a bit about what's going on.

    March 15, 2012

  • Tim K.

    A very thoroughly thought out approach to learning Rails.

    March 14, 2012

  • Rushaine M.

    Great presentation about what into making,teaching and the topics covered in a Rails course. It provided a self-learning in Ruby & Rails like myself the next steps i need to take to become a more experienced Ruby Developer.

    March 14, 2012

  • Percy K.

    Really well done presentation!!!

    March 13, 2012

  • Aidan F.

    because some people asked for the link - Hacker Hours is Thursdays 6-8pm. http://www.meetup.com/nyhacker/events/54498832/

    March 13, 2012

  • Marcel F.

    It was great being there. Was my first time (just moved from Germany to NYC), and definitely not the last. Great to have such great events and so many likeminded people right in front of my doorstep! :-)

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @aidan - cool let's make that happen - [masked]

    March 13, 2012

  • Aidan F.

    @Ysiad I'll be locking mine up as well - they'll be more intimidating when combined. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpXM9bj-WPU

    March 13, 2012

  • Josh K.

    Ysiad, unfortunately we have to take bikes through the freight elevator which closes at 5pm. Sorry!

    March 13, 2012

  • Alex K.

    Ysiad, in my experience you must use the freight elevator which is around the corner on 13th St. Ring the bell if the super isn't around, and he will bring you up in the elevator with your bike to Pivotal. You can park your bike there and ring a doorbell for someone to let you into the office. Hopefully a Pivot can confirm that this is the correct way.

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey is there bicycle parking at the pivotal labs office in NYC?

    March 13, 2012

  • Aidan F.

    would love feedback on a Rails class I just listed on Skillshare: http://www.skillshare.com/Rails-Gotchas/1871081214

    March 10, 2012

  • valli

    We are looking for a freelance Front-end developer who can slice PSDs to XHTML, got a handle of Ruby, Jquery, AJAX. Contact me if you are available.

    March 10, 2012

  • valli

    Yes thats what I meant. And also occasionally help out in small tasks in the back-end as well.

    March 10, 2012

  • Tim K.

    Hi valli, couldn't find your contact info. Your post confused me slightly. Front End Ruby? Do you mean someone who does front end and knows Ruby?

    March 10, 2012

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